Kjarra, Iceland

Crystal clear water u0026 endless variety of salmon pools

Kjarrá has all the qualities that make Icelandic rivers famous for salmon fishing. With crystal clear water and an endless variety of pools it is one of the top Icelandic rivers. The landscape is strikingly beautiful, you often feel like you are fishing in the middle of nowhere, with only you and nature.


The Kjarrá is every serious salmon angler’s dream

Kjarrá is the upper section of the Thverá/Kjarrá river system that drains into the Hvítá River. The 45 km section of river is limited to just seven rods rotating between seven private beats with 91 named pools. The Kjarrá is every serious salmon angler’s dream, providing plenty of space when fishing. It is perfectly suited to fishing with hitch tubes and small flies with a floating line and fast runs give way to wide pools offering the perfect swing for fly anglers. It is fly only and most salmon each season are released.

The Kjarrá offers a vast variety of pools and is characterized by its remoteness and untouched nature.  The river varies greatly in character, from steep canyons pools with challenging fly water to the more easily accessible pools in up in the Kjarrá valley. In these truly unique surroundings one can fish for days on end in total privacy in the midst of the Icelandic highlands.

First-class accommodation

In 1904 the English built the first fishing lodge on the mouth of the river, known as ‘The English House’. The building still stands but has since been replaced by a new lodge further up the river. The lodging is comfortable and the service is first-class providing a great atmosphere after a session out on the water.

The lodge features an attractive lounge and dining room; eight twin-bedded rooms, all with private bathrooms and shower. A sauna and Jacuzzi are located on the terrace. The lodge has central heating, a drying room and storage areas for your fishing gear.

Your meals will be served at fixed times. Breakfast provides a good start to the day; you will be served a two-course lunch during the break, or an optional packed lunch. After a wonderful day of fishing, the renowned and award winning chefs will prepare a delicious gourmet three-course dinner to be served by the caring and attentive staff.


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